I have this thing that I do.
I work at the hospital every other weekend from 3 pm to 1130 pm.. Some days I leave on time.. other times I’m there tying up loose ends for an hour or so but regardless of what happened to me that night. Whether it was a hard shift or it was an easy shift, I’m starving when I get home!!
When I get home from work I sneak in the cabinet –trying not to wake anyone- and I eat a couple spoonful of Jif Peanut Butter and drink a glass of milk.
I know it sounds super childish but I love it!
I love Peanut Butter….
The guy who invented Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is a genius.. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is flawless.. almost godly! Winter in Minnesota? It is freezing; I stash Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in my car because it won’t melt during the winter!! Really though, don’t we all love storing our Reese’s in the fridge? Its perfect.
So what is funny is, I don’t really like Reese’s Pieces that much.. – it might be because they don’t have any chocolate in them– but I couldn’t help but try them out in a peanut butter cookie (obviously adding some semi-sweet chocolate chips)
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield around 20 cookies
½ cup unsalted soften butter
1 large egg
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (remember, choosy moms choose Jif)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chip
¾ cup Reese’s Pieces
- In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, egg, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla, beat on a medium to high speed until light a fluffy; 5-6 minutes
- Add flour, baking soda and salt *make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl to ensure everything made it in the pool! Mix for one minute
- Add the Reese’s Pieces and chocolate chips
- Use a large tablespoon to make rough shaped round cookies about 1 inch to 1 ½ inch wide. Place them on a plate or cookie sheet that can fit in the fridge and either with your hand or spoon press down on the top of the cookie to flatten the top a bit.
- Cover all the cookies with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours, at least*
- When ready to bake pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place cookies a few inches apart each. Let the cookies rest on the pan for 15 minutes before baking.
- Bake for 8 mins—Even if the tops aren’t set take the cookies out and let them rest on the baking sheet.
* the cookies need to be placed in the oven cold otherwise the dough will spread and you will have flat cookies
These Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies will be soft and chewy and wonderful, you’ll bake them over and over again.
If you’re looking for more peanut butter cookies say no more!!! Here are my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
The girls at my work go bonkers for these babies… They are huge, chewy, creamy and delicious.
I just love for people to learn new tricks! So if you’ve never poached an egg before and would like to learn head over to my Poached Egg Post
You’ll be shocked how easy it is to make! And delicious!!!
Or if your looking for a healthy and filling breakfast try out my poached eggs on top of asparagus here!!